The Revolution Will be Televised

10 12 2010

I didn’t think it was possible for him to get any crazier, but then

What’s amazing to me is that we’ve already had a couple of incidents of Beck-inspired near bloodshed.  And then Glenn goes on teevee or the radio and makes some quiet noises about how he [cough cough cough] abhors violence, and that’s good enough for the powers that be at Fox and he’s back at it again the next day.

—Jason





Big Fail – Redux

4 11 2010

You think ABC is rethinking ever getting into bed with this asshole?

Andrew Breitbart:

You have damaged me, you have damaged my brand, and I’m asking you to walk this lie back.

-Ian





The Unhinged

11 10 2010

Accused Oakland, California shooter Byron Williams:

“It was the things he exposed that blew my mind. Beck would never say anything about a conspiracy, would never advocate violence, he’ll never do anything like, of this nature, but he’ll give you every ounce of evidence that you could possibly need.”

-Ian





Punk

29 09 2010

I assume a smoking jacket and cravat were involved?

I suppose it’s possible that something like this might shame even the Breitbarts of the world, but it’s a small possibility really and I’d never put money on it.  The revealing thing, of course, is that these guys keep setting out to confirm their suspicion that the media are unreliable and have a liberal bent, but end up confirming, over and over, our suspicion that they’re insane assholes.

—Jason





The Dickless

23 09 2010

In a way, you have to admire Mark Thiessen.  Despite his obvious, and quite real, intellectual limitations, he’s managed to make convincing go of it in public life.  Why, they even let him issue forth his thoughts for public consumption!  Impressive.

But sometimes the reality of his condition is just too much and the limitations of allowing someone like Thiessen to express himself with anything more than crayon and feces become unavoidable.  Here, for example, he’s following the current wingnut vogue for SKREEing at everything the president says, yes, but he’s SKREEing over a pretty clear statement that America is the biggest, baddest motherfucker on the block and everything that you throw at us bounces off like we’re Superman.  Of course, had Obama said, for example, that America is a Mr. Glass-like character and that the next blow was like to destroy our society utterly and finally, well you’d be getting a column about that, too.

Naturally, all of this turns into a defense of torture, and it’s here that our liberal hearts begin to bleed and we almost feel sorry for Mark.  He’s obviously a small, frightened creature.  A soft little boy of privilege living in a grown man’s body and he appears to have spent much of his adult life casting longing glances at the dark space beneath beds.  You really do wish that his editors would take pity on him, take away his pen.  Or, if not the former, then at least the latter.

—Jason





A Shame

30 07 2010

A bill to provide health care to 9/11 rescue workers was defeated by the GOP in the House last night and Rep. Anthony Weiner had some choice words for the other side of the aisle.

Glad he is on our side.

-Ian





Red Tides

29 07 2010

The goal, of course, is to actually get someone killed and to get publicly blamed for touching off a heavily armed wacko or whatever.  There are few things lunatics like Beck need more than to feel persecuted.  And so you see these guys using plainly provocative language and stirring up the lunatics and then crying about harassment when anyone bothers to call them on their shit.

—Jason